X saltwater models offer more feedback to the caster and a little more line speed, especially with a trout-style casting stroke. Unused item SAGE CIRCA 489-4 Fly rod #4 8'9" New (Other) $1,273.41. Choosing your Sage Fly Rod: a Series-By-Series Comparison, 121 W. Colorado Ave PO Box 685 Telluride, CO 81435. Which is exactly how I would describe the Circa’s action: a lot of flex combined with fast and accurate recovery. Sold Out. Price: $775. Choose the Salt HD for playing heavy fish in deeper water, but for flats fishing, the Igniter will throw tighter loops with almost any saltwater fly line. I guess I can’t be right all the time. Sold Out. Sage Circa Sage 'Circa' 3wt 4 piece fly rod, never used . From New Zealand. The CIRCA rod with Konnetic technology is a game changer in the slow-action style of dry fly fishing. 98 points. The Circa is also very light, the 5-weight tips the scales at 2.5 oz., but feels much lighter in hand. Whereas the X generates supreme line speed and power, the Trout LL allows the angler to control seemingly every aspect of presentation. These rods just feel lighter and more nimble, especially when casting in the wind. Sage mirrors our philosophy by providing their customers with incredible quality fly fishing rods and reels. $ 750.00. What’s missing from this review? About this item. Choose an X over a Salt if you cast with a long stroke and generally prefer moderate action trout rods. $ 575.00. Shipped with UPS Ground. The 9-foot length, along with the unbelievable light weight gives you casting range and line control that is almost unheard of. Line pairings:  Rio InTouch Gold or SA MPX. Keep it simple:  Rio InTouch Gold or SA MPX. 517357. Line pairings:  Almost any WF line will be compatible with your Pulse fly rods. Item # 109778. $700. Many premium rods receive low versatility marks because they were designed for a specialized purpose (like tarpon fishing or long leader dry fly angling). Sign up for our Newsletter, a monthly dose of new ideas and exclusive deals on great gear, sent directly to your inbox. New. At 8' 9", this 4 wt. Retail is $900. How soon we forget that the Circa won several "best" fly rod awards in 2012. The handle is a little dark from use. We’re seeing a great trend in rod-building where manufacturers are seeking to create rods that are very accurate and cast far with a lot of feel. Weight: 2.5 oz. The Trout LL is magnificently tuned for a wide casting range, much more even flexing than any previous moderate action Sage fly rod. *See my review of the Sage 7’6 #3 X It was meant to sit next to my favoured #3 Sage Circa and only come out to play when the hoppers were on in the howling wind, or if I wasn’t getting Zen with glass. Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. For the dry fly aficionado, it’s the best Sage rod to date. I did have to slow down my casting stroke a bit, but only slightly, and most won’t have to at all. Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. The 790-4 and 890-4 fish high in their line class. Outstanding models:  590-4 X, 691-4 X, 896-4 X. The second major distinction is feel. SAGE 890-4 X ELECTRIC TEAL ROD 8WT 9ft 4PC. If your after that big sale (closeouts) on fly fishing gear from brands like Sage, Simms, Winston, Abel, Loomis, Lamson, Bauer, Echo, Redington, Rio, SA and more, then you are on the right page. Fly fishing equipment reviews, practical advice, factory tours, interviews and instruction. Outstanding model:  590-4 Dart When I first read about the Sage Circa, I (incorrectly) assumed that Sage was attempting to make a fiberglass rod out of graphite. Sage LL 389 (8'9" 3wt) Edging out Sage's 490 LL, the 389 might have been one of the best spring creek/light fly fishing rods of all time, so naturally, Sage - marching to the tune of "more technology is better" - just had to discontinue it. When you cast it, you can feel it bending all the way down to the cork grip. I am looking to trade my T&T Contact 11’3” 3wt. Sage Circa: Sage's most delicate casting dry fly rod is ideal for summer fishing in Colorado and beyond. The thing is, when it arrived, it turned out not to be all that fast and did not re-arrange any face. New posts Latest activity. Other then that the rod does not have a blemish on it.


Only reason for selling is I do not use it enough, I find I use my 4WT more.

Circa. Quality Fly Fishing Flies for less. Regular Price. Although highly practical fly rods, we recommend that dedicated saltwater anglers choose a Motive over a Pulse or Foundation in the 8-weight category. Sage continues to cover all of their rods with an Unconditional Lifetime Warranty, which really seals the deal. If you’ve read our review, it’s not really that slow. $ 575.00. sage 889-4 payload rod 4pc 8wt 8ft 9in. In Sage’s search of a fast action rod, they re-invented the slow action rod. These are small stream specialty rods at their very finest. Sage 7’9 #3 Circa. The handle is a little dark from use. Many anglers will buy an Igniter as their insurance policy against windy conditions on a destination trip. Outstanding model:  376-4 Dart Choose a Salt over an X if you fish with Sage Method or ONE trout rods and prefer an extra strong butt section. Description ; IN PURSUIT OF FAST, WE REINVENTED SLOW. The Dart series offers more range than comparable Scott F Series models, but these are still “specialty” rods, as opposed to “versatile rods.”  Darts comfortably cast leaders up to 11′ with maximum fishing range of around 40 feet. Budget is always a consideration, but in this article we will compare only the action, feel and versatility of the rods. $ 575.00. sage 4113-4 trout spey hd rod 4pc 4wt 11ft 3in. For those of you who haven’t been following the press, the Circa is Sage’s newest high performance rod. 98 points. Alas that daydream passed, but not so for the pleasure of casting the Circa. With 10 Sage fly fishing rod series to choose from, we got you covered. This item has been discontinued and is no longer available. Menu Log in Register Forums. I was really surprised here. Sage ZXL 386-4 3wt 8'6" 4pc Fly Rod This used Sage fly rod that is in great condition. Some say Sage rod blanks are legendary for their magical properties, their propensity for placing flies just above the ripple. Model. The new technology is so impressive when it can be felt on the stream. Sage has never produced better fly rods, but with no less than 15 series currently in production, it is useful to understand the distinctions of each, whether you are choosing an all-around trout stick or a highly specialized rod for that once-in-a-lifetime expedition. is a slow action graphite rod that is more similar to a modern glass rod than it is one of Sage's faster cousins. The ONE, XP and Z-Axis had distinct flex points, limiting their range both short and long. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Sage Circa 8'9 3wt Fly Rod at the best online prices at eBay! X rods stand out from their predecessors in two major ways. According to Sage, these advantages come mostly in the accuracy department. Original Sage rod sock and aluminum rod tube included. Sage . It’s paired with a Sage Click III fly reel and Rio Trout LT WF3F line. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fly rod must be in want of a rising trout. The Igniter loads easiest with a Rio Flats Pro, which has a heavy head. Circa 489-4 8'9" 4-wt 4-pc rod Reg. Questions. For true creek fishing, we unequivocally recommend the Rio Creek line, the heavy head of which loads these rods at zero distance and delivers the fly with incredible accuracy. The “slowest action” Sage rod is the Trout LL, designed to excel in the finer techniques of presentation. Brand Sage. Save sage circa fly rod to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Sage Circa Fly Rods. Exquisite loop control gives the angler the sensation of laying the loop down, placing the fly precisely in both direction and distance. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. There’s a ripple, but not much of one. Fly Fishing Closeout sales, discontinued and clearance items just in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas including Simms, Patagonia, fly rods, and fly reels. For those of you who haven’t been following the press, the Circa is Sage’s newest high performance rod. In fact, it’s a firm-ish medium at the most. This is a great combination for delivering your fly quickly at typical fishing distances. Product Information. They are “fast action” in the classic sense, but much more rangy and versatile than any previous Sage “fast action” fly rod. Only blemish is there is a very small Knick in the cork (See 2nd photo), from the previous owner. The CIRCA rod with Konnetic technology is a game changer in the slow-action style of dry fly fishing. Fly fishing closeout sales, discontinued and clearance items by many manufacturers including William Joseph, Fishpond, Hardy, Abel and others. + Shipping to: 20147. We find the X Series saltwater models to have a casting ease and lightness that helps make the transition from freshwater to saltwater. Fiberglass and bamboo ofter a soft touch and tempo, but lack torsional stability. The most important distinction between the Dart Series and the Little One is rod length, not technology or action. Demo or custom build. These were fine fly rods, but somewhat sensitive to casting style and line pairings. $ 575.00. sage 889-4 payload rod 4pc 8wt 8ft 9in. While Sage has no plans to make the Circa in ‘micro’ light weights (000-1), I could easily see them discontinuing the TXL in the 2-4 weights. Clearly the Sage Circa was designed for the technical presentation of dry flies – and it does so marvelously. | Browse our daily deals for even more savings! 4.6 of 5 rating. Based on a lawn casting session earlier today, it is light and responsive. Line mending, high sticking, slack line casts and tea cup accuracy are abetted by a responsive rod that may easily be manipulated by its caster. Log in Register. Ship Time. In the hands of mere mortals like ourselves, the Igniter is simply more fun to cast. Sold by L.L.Bean, Sage One Fly Rod, 3 *Classic & Collectable Fly Rods and Reels* Ultra rare 3pc Sage glass rod. Your Price. Sold by L.L.Bean, Quest Ii Four-Piece Fly Rod, 5-6 Wt., Sage TCX Fly Fishing Rod - 4 ,Deal of the Day; Upgrade your Rods Spring Creek Circa Fly Rod 8ft 9in 3wt, 4-Piece, Steelhead in a super versatile length and weight, this Sage ONE is the Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Sage Circa 8'9 3wt Fly Rod at the best online prices at eBay! Fly fishing closeout sales, discontinued and clearance items by many manufacturers including William Joseph, Fishpond, Hardy, Abel and others. Type. $ 575.00. $ 750.00. Home. A great large trout rod, or bass, redfish, bonefish, and other smaller saltwater species. Like an Alfa Spider, Greys faded out of the mainstream and into the fond memory of enthusiasts. Rod is in excellent condition. I was also able to deliver flies very accurately time after time – I guess Sage’s Konnetic technology might not be a marketing ploy after all! I looked at Sage’s site and they recommend #2, 3, and 4 snake guides. Despite their fun-loving casting style, these little rods are serious creeking tools, tailor-made for the close quarters upstream casting environment. $850 Sale $499. Konnetic Technology (just like the Sage One), Hardcore Sage fans will probably miss the fast action. Line pairings:  Standard tapered saltwater lines bring out the best in the X Series:  Rio and SA Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon Tapers. The Sage Trout LL offers the same technological sophistication and design refinement found in the Sage X, but in a classic medium action rod that excels in dry fly fishing and all the subtle arts of our sport. It should probably go without saying, but Igniters also handle heavier lines with ease. The rod blank itself is in great condition, not much in the way of scuffs or scratches. SAGE 890-4 FOUNDATION OUTFIT 8WT 4PC 9ft. What's new. Sold Out. On paper, the Sage TROUT LL is a series of specialized medium-action rods ranging from a 7’9” 3wt to a 9’ 6wt which draw inspiration from the trout-focused Light Line rods of the past. Read our model-by-model reviews. Size. Price. Item # 109778. or Best Offer +$30.00 shipping. Sage ZXL 386-4 3wt 8'6" 4pc Fly Rod This used Sage fly rod that is in great condition. Line Recommendation: Rio Gold. The Igniter improves over the Method in touch, feel and versatility. $ 950.00. sage 1090-4 salt hd rod 4pc 10wt 9ft. Save sage circa fly rod to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. When you cast it, you can feel it bending all the way down to the cork grip. SAGE 690-4 X ROD - 6wt 9ft 4pc. Flat Rate $10. Sage DART Rod Design Review and Overall Impressions. Not as well as my TXL-F 000 (but nothing is), but definitely better than the Hardy Zenith or Sage One. $ 950.00. SAGE 890-4 FOUNDATION OUTFIT 8WT 4PC 9ft. At StillwaterFly Shop, you will find the largest selection of Sage Fly Rods, Sage Fly Reels, Sage Fly Fishing Outfits & Combos. Our favorites, however, were the opposite models from the Accel series. 54% Off . When choosing a rod, the angler should consider his or her most typical casting situations to select a rod that casts best in those high percentage scenarios. Size Quantity Price. Free shipping for many products! The rod blank itself is in great condition, not much in the way of scuffs or scratches. The Trout LL will be the best choice for anglers who prefer medium action rods (including former Sage rods including the LightLine, SLT and MOD), and for anglers seeking a dry fly rod to complement their Sage X or other fast action rod. The X Series emphasizes pure casting proficiency. $ 475.00. The handle is a little dark from use. At 8' 9", this 4 wt. /> We begin by defining our categories of evaluation, followed by comparisons of all Sage freshwater and saltwater fly rods. $ 475.00. The Sage Dart answers a question that has vexed many of us who fish the high country:  Will Sage ever make a true creek rod? SAGE 890-4 X ELECTRIC TEAL ROD 8WT 9ft 4PC. Although designed for maximum line speed and power like its predecessors, the Igniter is much more fishable. Under $390.00 - apply Price filter. 8FT 9IN . 16 watchers. Sage’s new DART rods are all about the fun. Watch; New Listing Sage Pulse 486-4 fly rod with Rio In Touch Gold Fly line. Sink Rate If you do decide on using a sinking line then you should keep in mind what the sink rate of the line is. 8 Foot, 9 Inch- 3 Weight Fly Rod is New! There’s a lot of overlap here. Loading down deep into the butt section, the Circa is built for delicate presentations, long leaders, and light tippets. At 7’6″, the Dart Series is completely superior for fishing the small waters. Sold Out. A nice combo which should be good for some small stream and farm pond action. Get the best deal for SAGE 4 Pieces Fly Fishing Rods from the largest online selection at eBay.com. Re: Glass vs plastic A graphite Sage Circa is a slow action fly rod made for those that prefer that type of action. And now, they're back. SAGE 790-4 FOUNDATION OUTFIT 7WT 4PC 9ft. Outstanding model:  990-4 Salt HD    This is one of the great 9-weights ever produced, at once easy-casting and extremely powerful. For those of us who have been at this long enough, you'll remember when Greys left us some 6 (or so) years ago to become a European only brand. $ 950.00. Nothing out of the ordinary for a used fly rod. Some anglers found the Salt Series to be too weak in the light line weights and too stiff in the heavy rods. Condition is Used. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing. The Rio InTouch Gold, SA Trout Taper and SA Sharkwave Ultimate Trout are the house favorites. Brand Sage. Classifieds. $850 Sale $499 . $850 Sale $499. It offers a tight loop alternative for those who prefer graphite to fiberglass at short distance. I’ll be using it for trout, bass and whatever else I can find. The shaft's significantly enhanced recovery and crisper tip stop optimize line speed to deliver long, smooth casts. $ 350.00. We don't know about magic, but we do know that every Sage rod is made by hand, and Sage make rod blanks for anglers of every stripe.

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